First Wednesday of the month means it is Close-Up or Macro Day for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. These were all taken during July 2022 in Billings, Montana.
My favorite picture from my field trip to Zoo Montana / Yellowstone Arboretum on Friday, July 21, 2022.
Posted in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – July Pick a Topic from [her] Photo prompted me to head to Zoo Montana / Yellowstone Arboretum with camera in hand. I knew I would find flower beds with trees in the background and hoped there might be a person or two wearing hats.
Volunteers – wearing hats! – with the Botanical Society of Zoo Montana were tending the Sensory Garden.
May there be sunshine and flowers to brighten your day!
Just a few weeks ago these milkweed plants at Riverfront Park in Billings, Montana were inundated by the Yellowstone River.
Today the milkweed flowers are opening and I’m hoping some monarch butterflies will soon come through. Did you know milkweed leaves are the sole source of food for monarch butterfly larvae?
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the shapes and textures of the flowers.
Posted in response to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge July Close-up or Macro.
Posted in response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt.
A few close-ups for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Not a lot of color, but spring is on the way!
With the first Wednesday of February comes Cee’s Midweek Madness monthly challenge of Close Up or Macro. I took these photos along the Merkle Trail in Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, Arizona, at the end of December 2021. It had just rained and I could not resist trying to capture drops of water digitally (I was going to say “on film” but I haven’t used film in years).
The only photo editing software I have what came with the laptop so it’s nothing fancy. I almost always crop a picture and will occasionally fiddle with the exposure. That’s what you see in these first pictures.
I do play with the ‘filter’ option just to see what happens, rarely keeping the result. But the color that popped in this last picture was so unexpected, I decided to share.
Rather than searching long and hard, I decided to stick with a simple theme of leaves for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge of Words that Contain the Letter V. My tree pictures a week ago did not include any autumn splendor, so I am making up for it today.
This month’s Midweek Madness Challenge Pick-a-Topic from Cee’s photo sent me searching for pictures of trees against the sky. Here are five I have taken in the last fourteen months.
The January color for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge color is white. Pictures of frost and snow would make sense and I have many to choose from. But if I wait to sort through them, I probably won’t get around to posting. So here are three other photos with objects that are white (or white’ish).